• VESSEL REVIEW | Janne-Kristin and Iris – State-of-the-art trawler pair for the North Sea

    VESSEL REVIEW | Janne-Kristin and Iris – State-of-the-art trawler pair for the North Sea

  • VESSEL REVIEW | Unique sockeye-fishing pair for Alaska

    VESSEL REVIEW | Unique sockeye-fishing pair for Alaska

  • VESSEL REVIEW | Purpose-built Kiwi scampi trawler

    VESSEL REVIEW | Purpose-built Kiwi scampi trawler

  • VESSEL REVIEW | Atlantic Titan – 27-metre crab and demersal fish trawler

    VESSEL REVIEW | Atlantic Titan – 27-metre crab and demersal fish trawler

  • VESSEL REVIEW | Ada Clara – Ultra-luxurious multi-role fishing vessel for Western Australia

    VESSEL REVIEW | Ada Clara – Ultra-luxurious multi-role fishing vessel for Western Australia

  • VESSEL REVIEW | Janne-Kristin and Iris – State-of-the-art trawler pair for the North Sea
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Unique sockeye-fishing pair for Alaska
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Purpose-built Kiwi scampi trawler
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Atlantic Titan – 27-metre crab and demersal fish trawler
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Ada Clara – Ultra-luxurious multi-role fishing vessel for Western Australia
COLUMN | A practical fishing boat for developing nations

COLUMN | A practical fishing boat for developing nations

By Alan Haig-Brown

The commercial fishing industry in parts of Asia has had a lot of bad press in recent years over oppressive working conditions and even slavery of crews. An article in the Guardian newspaper documented some horrific accounts of abuse in Thailand’s distant water fleet fishing in Indonesian waters. Some of those accusations ..

COLUMN | Fish auctions: an ancient solution for modern times

COLUMN | Fish auctions: an ancient solution for modern times

By Alan Haig-Brown

Commercial fishing is an industry rooted in tradition. The Fish Mammas of Ghana are honoured for the generations that they have acted as the rightful middlemen between the canoe borne fishermen and the public or retail markets. In Chennai, India, graceful rafts bring catches ashore from anchored boats. Designated woman ..

FEATURE | Illegal Chinese fishing – Argentina pushes back

FEATURE | Illegal Chinese fishing – Argentina pushes back

By Trevor Hollingsbee

Doctor Manuel Mantilla On March 2, the 1,000-tonne, Spanish-built patrol ship Doctor Manuel Mantilla, of Argentina’s paramilitary maritime force, the Prefectura Naval Argentina (PNA), opened fire with its 40mm cannon on the Chinese fishing boat Hua Xiang 801, which was operating within Argentina’ s Exclusive Economic ..

COLUMN | Fishing for big data [Aft Lines]

COLUMN | Fishing for big data [Aft Lines]

By Aft Lines

As regular, long time readers may realise I have a bit of a soft spot for the commercial fishing industry. And, no, that soft spot is not my stomach as a result of over-indulgence on fish and chips. Thanks for noticing and pointing that out though. To be honest I’m not sure where it comes from (the interest, not my ..

FEATURE | Fisheries and Brexit – a slippery affair

FEATURE | Fisheries and Brexit – a slippery affair

By Martin Gellermann

Despite accounting for a mere 0.12 per cent of the UK’s overall economic output, fisheries is one of the most contentious issues in the Brexit jumble. Highly politicised, negotiations on the future fisheries regime could tarnish the overall outcome of British departure from the EU. At the heart of the dispute is the ..

COLUMN | Don’t shoot the designer [Grey Power]

COLUMN | Don’t shoot the designer [Grey Power]

By Michael Grey

Ship design, we were brought up to believe is a matter of compromise – and lots of them! A shipowner, who, after all, is paying for the thing, requires a ship that can carry enormous quantities of cargo, has a miniscule thirst for fuel and can be manned by very few seafarers who don’t eat very much. And it must be ..

MOL tests new AI-based vessel image recognition system

MOL tests new AI-based vessel image recognition system

Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has begun testing a new vessel image recognition and recording system developed jointly with SenseTime Japan. The Focus Eye recognition system has ..